T-Mobile has released an Android 4.4.4 OTA Update that fixes the StageFright Security bug. The new update files have gone live for download today for all Galaxy S4 Users on the T-Mobile network across the US.
Android 4.4.4 KitKat with StageFright Security fix is baseband version number M919UVUFOH3, and it is being rolled out over-the-air and through Samsung KIES for all T-Mobile Galaxy S4 phones. The StageFright vulnerability allows attackers access to your phone’s internal storage, which means that they can steal any important data files they wish after a MMS Video message is opened. Obviously, the MMS video message you will open will contain a virus, so you should stay away from opening such messages.
If you want to fix this bug, then you should install the new Android 4.4.4 KitKat update as soon as the official update notification arrives on your device. Note that this update is only being released for T-Mobile Galaxy S4 devices running on stock Android firmware. No phone running custom ROM will receive this official update.
This update roll out has started today and you should know that it is done in phases which means that not all users are going to get it at the same time. You can manually update the device using the Samsung KIES software as the Android 4.4.4 M919UVUFOH3 firmware files should now be up for download, or to wait until these are sent your way over-the-air.
The Android 4.4.4 OTA Update for T-Mobile Galaxy S4 contains only the StageFright Security fix, as there are no other new features or tweaks added in this release. If you can find any new features in this release, then you should tell us in comments.
If the update hasn’t arrived, then you can check for new files by going to Settings About Phone Software Updates menu. If there is any new Android 4.4.4 firmware file ready for download, then you should confirm the process and then wait for your T-Mobile Galaxy S4 phone to complete the update automatically.